This might get allot of input, or everyone might agree on the same
thing(yea right). I was informed that typical wheel bearing grease is a no
no in the slip yoke of a driveshaft(not including the slip yokes going into
the t-case itself). I was told that you want to use the same type of grease
that is used in CV joints(not the 2 u-joint type). Something related to the
high sheer strength of the CV joint grease and the high torque and sliding
of the slip yoke.
Any illumination on this?
I've used both Valvoline Durablend <aka wheel bearing grease> semi-synthetic
grease and Mobil 1 full synthetic grease on slip yokes. Durablend is good
for around 4-6 months, Mobil 1 for 8-12 months.
Use a high pressure grease with the highest moly content you can find. The
really good stuff will leave a black stain on your fingers that is very
difficult to wash off. It's pricey but won't wash off and will last MUCH
longer than WB grease.
I like to use LockTite Red on my splines.
It helps, just like bearing lock tite and muffler grease.
Who here is dorky enough like me, and loves to open up a ford explorer's
rear hatch and show the owner "where to put their blinker fluid"
No bull! I worked for a local tire outfit and a guy had gotten a new set
of tires shortly before I started working there. He came back in because of
an annoying vibration. After rebalancing a few different ways, turning the
tires around on the rims, etc, he still complained about the same vibration.
None of us that worked there could feel ANYTHING! I finally convinced him
that it was the warm weather air that had to be flushed out and refilled
with the current cold weather air. He came back after a short drive and said
that the vibration was gone...
I have a 99 z71 and I have tried it all, all of the brands you guys have
mentioned in this post, I only seem to get a couple of months out of it and
the annoying noise comes back
Other than going to GM and getting a nickel plated slip yoke as recommended
in the TSB by GM, its still a cheap fix, takes 5 minutes,
GM Canada wants 650.00 Canadian for a nickel plated yoke just to get rid of
a noise, highway robbery!
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